Dr. Vanderwalker is a retired State University of New York at Stony Brook professor and materials research engineer for the United States Army Research Laboratory. Interested in science since childhood, she earned a Bachelor of Science at Boston College in 1977 and completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. Following a NATO post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford, Dr. Vanderwalker joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook as an assistant professor, a position she held until 1985. She began her career with the Army Research Laboratory as a materials research engineer in 1986, where she remained until her retirement in 1994. Dr. Vanderwalker is extensively published, with numerous papers and journal articles on topics including silicon dislocations, and has been invited to address the American Ceramic Society. She considers her research to be the highlight of her career and is proud of the insights that she has contributed to the scientific community at large, including consulting work for IBM and several conference proceedings. Dr. Vanderwalker is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and recipient of honors including the Electron Microscopy Society of America’s Presidential Award.
Dr. Vanderwalker was featured among a select group of Marquis listees in a Fortune Magazine feature.
Dr. Vanderwalker provided updates on her career and inspirations in the 10th Edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.
Dr. Vanderwalker was profiled as a Marquis Top Scientist in an issue of Bloomberg Magazine.